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Remote Learning at Coal Clough Academy

  • Making high quality learning accessible to all students 24/7
  • All remote learning will be aligned with what is taught in the classroom
  • All remote learning will be delivered via
  • Every lesson will have clear direct teacher instruction, support materials and necessary resources attached
  • All completed work will be expected to be submitted for marking and feedback. Feedback will be personalised with written annotations directly onto a student’s work
  • Pupils can gain support directly from their teacher via the website through a help function
  • Parents can play an active role in supporting their child to learn remotely with parental access provided too
  • Learning is a choice and we promote that students engage with remote learning not only when absence or circumstances dictate its use but also when they choose to further the day’s learning. All lessons are uploaded onto the website so students can revisit something or challenge themselves further

Key Roles and Responsibilities

At Coal Clough Academy, we all have a role to play with regards to remote learning. All students, staff and parents/guardians have accounts and can use the site in slightly different ways.

  • For students they can see work that is uploaded for them and the whole school calendar of work
  • For staff they can set work, track students who login, upload materials and generate reports for their classes
  • For parents/guardians they can see what work their child has been set and track whether it has been done or not, see feedback given and request further support if needed
  • All teaching staff will provide their lessons onto Satchel One and they will also provide their school email addresses so that they can offer support
  • The Deputy Headteacher, Chris Whittaker is responsible for overseeing remote learning at Coal Clough Academy.

Why do we use Satchel One?

At Coal Clough Academy we use the SatchelOne platform for a number of reasons;

  • To support new students who are completing our admission and induction process
  • To support students who are absent for medical reasons
  • To support students who are having to isolate due to COVID 19
  • To support students who are accessing a temporary reduced provision so learning can continue away from the classroom.
  • To support students who are out of school due to suspensions
  • To support students during any enforced school closures

How can remote learning be accessed?

  • Each student has an individual account to access via  and we use school email addresses to set this up
  • Parents/Carers also have individual accounts and can set up their account using an email address
  • Students, parents/carers and staff can access the site either online or via the free App
  • Completed work can be emailed to the subject staff who provide their school email addresses for this or it can physically be handed in when next in school
  • We monitor the engagement of all remote learning, and where there are concerns these will be raised with parents via a phone call home. We also need parental support to ensure that students are engaging fully in their work when working remotely. We strongly recommend that parents download the app or access the site on their own accounts to monitor the remote learning their child receives. It makes remote learning more effective overall and makes the partnership between school and home stronger.

How will we support students with remote learning?

  • We recognise that not all students will want to engage with learning remotely and may not have the devices to do so. We have a selection of laptops that families can lend from school which would give them access to work remotely and we will support them with training using the online platform or mobile version
  • In terms of printing any work we would always urge students to email the completed work to staff for printing in school

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those students. In the first instance, if you are struggling with remote education please contact the school immediately so we can put additional support in place. During periods of lockdown, you will be receiving a weekly call from a member of staff where you can raise any concerns that you may have. You can also contact our SENCO directly at:

“Regular feedback and having a named person to contact aids me in ensuring that our pupils make good progress”

Commissioning School